Turn Wooden Spools into Photo Holders

At times mounted photos can be a bit tricky in regards to how to display them if you do not want to use a frame. Leaning them against the wall or propping them up next to another object doesn’t always work. One simple way to display your mounted photos is by creating custom photo holders using vintage wooden spools. The end product is practical, unexpected and pleasing to the eye. The process for creating these is simple.

Supplies Needed

  • Vintage wooden spools
  • Sandpaper
  • Hand saw

Step 1

Slowly saw a slit in the spool by moving the spool back and forth and keeping the saw stationary. Getting it started is the hardest part, go slow. Once you get past the edges it cuts very easily. You could do this step using clamps and a power saw if you felt uncomfortable with the handsaw method.

Step 2

Saw all the way to the middle and make the opening large enough to fit the mounted photos. Sand the wood down. Insert your mounted photos and enjoy.

Final Product

About the author: Ashley Cambpell is a photographer and blogger who writes at Under the Sycamore